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Why I am Visiting Israel

Jan 16, 2015

BP Ruben Diaz Jr. at One World Trade Center (photo: @rubendiazjr) The people of the United States have stood strong with the people of Israel from the day that country was


Pursuing ID in NYC

Jan 15, 2015

City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito applied Thursday for her IDNYC (photo: William Alatriste) I moved to New York in August 2013 from India to pursue a master's in journalism at NYU, which


Learning to See Each Other

Jan 09, 2015

Council Member Mark Levine, the author (photo: @MarkLevineNYC) Mayors and police unions have clashed for generations in New York City, conflicts which have often erupted in the form of work slowdowns


Cell Phones Help Us Grow

Jan 07, 2015

Mayor de Blasio announcing the cell phone policy shift (photo: @BilldeBlasio) Those who favor a ban on cell phones in schools, including many educators, cite legitimate concerns: distraction, cheating, theft. Yet


NYCHA's Path to Privatization?

Jan 06, 2015

AM Rodriguez speaking at a community event (photo: @_rjayrodriguez) As it currently stands, NYCHA's 2602 buildings spread across 334 developments, serving more than 615,000 people, are in need of $18 billion